King County Council Chair: Council’s Vote Continues Inequitable Location Of Marijuana Facilities

“The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, minority neighborhoods.”

WASHINGTON:  Metropolitan King County Council Chair Joe McDermott, joined by Council member Larry Gossett, released this statement after the passage of legislation limiting the production, processing and retail of marijuana in the unincorporated areas of King County: “The legislation will further concentrate retail marijuana stores in low income and working class neighborhoods, and, more often than not, Read the full article…

Veterans Medical Marijuana Amendment In U.S. House Loses By Just Three Votes

Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment that would have allowed VA doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA:  There are reasons to be optimistic about a vote in Congress that didn’t go our way. Last night the U.S. House voted down a bipartisan amendment by Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) that would have allowed Veterans Administration (VA) doctors to recommend marijuana to their patients. The House Read the full article…

The Day Medical Cannabis Became Legal in Washington

The court held that persons suffering from debilitating conditions do have an affirmative defense in trial even though they have not yet obtained an authorization from a qualifying physician.

WASHINGTON: Until now, medical cannabis patients in Washington have felt uneasy of the so-called “legal protections” that have been in place to protect them from arrest and prosecution. Well over a decade ago the voters approved the medical use of cannabis for certain conditions. Some of the first patients were arrested, charged, and prosecuted for the Read the full article…